Steelers sign veteran offensive lineman

Started 5 games with Carolina last year, now battles for spot in Pittsburgh
Trent Scott blocking Joey Bosa
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – On the day the Steelers start working out rookies on the field, they signed a veteran offensive lineman to help with the depth.

The 6’5”, 320-pound Trent Scott started his career with the Chargers, signed as a free agent out of Grambling State in 2018.  Scott has been mostly a tackle in the NFL, but has the flexibility to play guard.  Between Los Angeles and the Carolina Panthers, Scott started eight games at right tackle, eight games at left tackle and three games at right guard.

Scott played in 44 games the last five seasons starting five of 14 games played in 2021 at left tackle for the Panthers.  The Huntsville, Alabama native allowed one sack and had three penalties called against him last season (one for holding and two for false starts).

He joins veterans Chaz Green, Joe Haeg and John Leglue along with rookies Jake Dixon (Duquesne) and Jordan Tucker (North Carolina) as potential swing tackles.

Steelers released guard Malcolm Pridgeon to make room on the 90-man roster.